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Secular Indictments: Brecht's Atomic Bomb and Koestler's Two Cultures (1947–1959)

Maurice A. Finocchiaro

in Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242616
eISBN:
9780520941373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242616.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how Galileo's trial was viewed by secular, socially conscious, left-leaning literary intellectuals in the middle part of the twentieth century. The first thing that Bertolt ... More


Zen’s Personality: D. T. Suzuki

Jane Naomi Iwamura

in Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738601
eISBN:
9780199894604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738601.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

1950s mass media representations of D.T. Suzuki and the American “Zen Boom” are the focus of this chapter. The specific way that Suzuki is portrayed—as engaging, yet ineffable Oriental—and the medium ... More


Psychical Modernism: Science, Subjectivity, and the Unsalvageable Self

Courtenay Raia

in The New Prometheans: Faith, Science, and the Supernatural Mind in the Victorian Fin de Siécle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226635217
eISBN:
9780226635491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226635491.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By the 1890s, psychology was bringing new emphasis to the perceptual nature of reality, with “the self” included among the brain’s useful fictions. The modern empirical subject was vanishing inside ... More


Crime and Punishment

Matthew Taunton

in Red Britain: The Russian Revolution in Mid-Century Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198817710
eISBN:
9780191859175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817710.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Marxist predictions that in a Communist society crime would cease to exist were not borne out in the Soviet Union, leading G. K. Chesterton to quip that ‘the Socialists used to say that “under ... More


Zen-Boom “Culture Wars”

Gregory P. A. Levine

in Long Strange Journey: On Modern Zen, Zen Art, and Other Predicaments

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824858056
eISBN:
9780824876906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858056.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter Five traces a postwar history of Zen as it emerged as a compelling and useful matrix for a Cold War era spiritual, social, political, and artistic conditions. Our present-day “Zenny ... More


Two and Two Make Five

Matthew Taunton

in Red Britain: The Russian Revolution in Mid-Century Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198817710
eISBN:
9780191859175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817710.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

The Bolshevik Revolution induced British writers to rethink the politics of number, and this chapter considers the significance of the marked preponderance of numbers, equations, and arithmetic in ... More


‘We Refugees’: Hannah Arendt and the Perplexities of Human Rights

Lyndsey Stonebridge

in The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642359
eISBN:
9780748652150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642359.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Hannah Arendt later adopted Arthur Koestler's uncompromising title in her description of Europe's refugee population in The Origins of Totalitarianism. In Origins, she developed one of the most ... More


On the Shoulders of Giants

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the lessons learned by Ray Bradbury from his readings during the war years. There were Modernists who appealed to Bradbury in more mature ways than Frederic Prokosch had done, ... More


Moving Center Stage

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the spring of 1950, Nabokov was part of the American delegation to the Congress for Cultural Freedom held in Berlin at the initiative of Melvin Lasky and Arthur Koestler to mobilize anticommunist ... More


Red Britain: The Russian Revolution in Mid-Century Culture

Matthew Taunton

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198817710
eISBN:
9780191859175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817710.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Red Britain provocatively situates the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 as the most definitive pretext for the cultural and political debates of the British mid-century. Drawing on new archival research ... More


Introduction

Matthew Taunton

in Red Britain: The Russian Revolution in Mid-Century Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198817710
eISBN:
9780191859175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817710.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

The introduction argues that the Russian Revolution should be understood as a fundamentally important precondition for mid-century British culture. It explains the range of intellectuals covered in ... More


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